Category Archives: Life in Switzerland

Sunshine in Switzerland… #SilentSunday #travel

Water… a weekend walk to the lake. It makes such a difference where the sun is – the two last photos were taken less than a minute apart, but looking in different directions.

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#Wildlife in Switzerland… #nature #birds

Our flat here in N.E. Switzerland is metres away from a belt of woodland. In winter, the view to the north is tall tree trunks with Lake Constance and Germany beyond, and in summer we have peaceful shades of leafiness … Continue reading

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#amwriting in a heatwave… #summer ’22

It’s been hottish, these past few weeks. I’ve often wished my ‘writing cave’ was a real cave, deep in a windswept cliff, perhaps, with lovely cold water running down the walls and bats flapping in and out. Or maybe not. … Continue reading

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Summer in Switzerland, and the fire next door… #SilentSunday(almost) #travel

A few photos of two of the trips I took this summer. (More to follow later in the month.) Over the lake to Friedrichshafen in Germany. Click on the pics to see the uncropped version: A walk around the Gubsensee … Continue reading

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#SilentSunday in #Switzerland #travel

Summer streets in St Gallen… Next week, we have crime writer Clare Chase and her choice of classic comfort books – see you then!

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Out and about in #Switzerland #travel

Summer has arrived in N.E. Switzerland – at least it’s here for the moment; next week looks slightly iffier. Last Sunday was also museum day in our town, so as both sons were visiting, off we set to see a … Continue reading

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Springtime in #Switzerland #SilentSunday (almost)…

I took these photos late last month. Remember in Anne of Green Gables, how Matthew goes to the station to collect – he thinks – an orphan boy to work on the farm? He finds Anne, and on the way … Continue reading

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Cable ties and floor cloths, or: How to fix your washing machine… #householdtips

It’s something every woman (and man) dreads. Your previously law-abiding washing machine starts misbehaving… Instead of softly churning the washing around, supplying a reassuring background burr to daily life chez vous, it now sounds like a fireworks party out of … Continue reading

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I #amwriting, #travel in Switzerland and a Chill award!

It’s been a busy week here in N.E Switzerland. On Monday, I travelled to Zürich to meet up with writing friends Louise Mangos – who’s coming on the blog later this month with her choice of Classic Comfort books – … Continue reading

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#SilentSunday in #Switzerland…

Some pics from the past week or so:

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